Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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  1. astrohip

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    I guess if one doesn't like a player's style, then having them get beat--human or machine--provides a certain schadenfreude. Other than that, having a machine compete, other than the pure novelty of it, is about as fair (IMHO) as having a child compete against adults. It's not apples to apples, so where's the fun?

    Watson was a few years ago, when AI was in its infancy compared to today. As time goes by, and we get closer to the singularity, it will become even more lopsided.

    Let's stick with people against people.
     
  2. Mikeguy

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    Or singularity-ism against singularity-ism? ;)
     
  3. Hank

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    From a scientific standpoint, I totally agree.

    But this is Television. ENTERTAINMENT. It would be extremely entertaining to not only see Watson stomp the humans, but also how badly. Even if it was just an exhibition round or warm-up round with Watson before the real tournament with just humans, that would be immensely entertaining.
     
  4. astrohip

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    They did it once, if there is enough interest in it, they'll do it again.
     
  5. lambertman

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    I gotta disagree about the level of entertainment it would provide. I thought the first time was a bit of a slog after the initial few minutes of curiosity, and now it wouldn’t even be a unique thing (plus it would be improved Watson tech vs. older, slower Ken and Brad).
     
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  6. Hank

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    That was years ago. It would be good to see the improvements in AI and playing style.
     
  7. pdhenry

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    Again, you're describing my feelings watching James Holzhauer play. :)
     
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  8. HarleyRandom

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    I'd like to see that myself. I haven't watched the show in years.

    I am glad they quit having to buy stuff. Pat would tell them they had enough money to buy whatever so they had to buy it. I later heard they couldn't just give up stuff they didn't want because they had bought it. Well, maybe they didn't want to buy it. I think they should have been given the cash instead once they found out that because they bought it they had to keep it.
     
  9. trainman

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    Contestants could decide to decline prizes they'd "bought" after the show (but not get any kind of cash equivalent). Contestants being able to decline prizes is also true of "The Price Is Right" -- and was true back in the days when "Jeopardy!" gave prizes to the 2nd- and 3rd-place contestants.
     
  10. HarleyRandom

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    Yeah, that's what I meant.
     
  11. astrohip

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    So we have another multi-day champion, Jennifer Quail, eight days, over $228K. Her knowledge is impressive, her buzzer skills excellent. But good gosh, her DD wagering is for the meek. Consistently. Even in categories where she is doing well, with a huge lead over her opponents, she'll only wager $2,000. And she gets them every time. Leaving huge amounts of money on the table.

    She's fun to watch, except for her DD wagering.
     
  12. OhFiddle

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    Hope yesterday wasn't an exciting game, fricking ABC again. I have the TIVO set to manually record that three hour block in the early AM everyday now for whenever it gets pre-empted, and thought I was golden with that from now on. Of course it was pre-empted yesterday for obvious reasons. I go to watch my early AM manual recording today and it was an old Jeopardy re-run. I check the ABC website and it says that the pre-empted Wheel of Fortune would get an early AM viewing as usual, but that Jeopardy wouldn't since they already aired it on their substation LiveWell instead. Why not also run it in the early AM slot instead of the old re-run? I don't understand their thinking at all.:confused:
     
  13. astrohip

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    I discovered that my local affiliate (KTRK 13 ABC Houston) has started airing Jeopardy (if preempted) on one of their sub-channels 13.2, which is LiveWell. At the normal time. So I just set a manual daily/repeating recording. It's easy enough to delete, and preempting has been happening quite a bit lately. Like yesterday as you say.
     
  14. OhFiddle

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    I did the same thing earlier today as well. I think this is the first time they've aired it on a sub station as far as I know. It probably is better for people that can't record it and watch it live. Just strange that they changed tactics now, and who knows what they'll do in the future.
     
  15. hapster85

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    Wheel and Jeopardy air on 32.1, a CBS affiliate, here, and they'll usually preempt MeTV on 32.2 as necessary. Oddly enough, not this time. I checked just after 7 and Wheel wasn't on, so I'm assuming they didn't air Jeopardy either.

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  16. lambertman

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    This may go without saying, but I didn't think about it until yesterday:

    Jeopardy!: The Greatest of All Time is requiring a separate season pass from regular Jeopardy! on x1 at least. Might wanna check to make sure you're set up on your TiVos.
     
  17. stellie93

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    I just finally watched a commercial for the Greatest of all time show, and I realized that it's on abc. Here Jeopardy is on CBS, so does this mean that we would be able to stream it on ABC if we miss it?
     
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  18. TampaThunder

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    Thanks for bringing this up. I was able to set up a recording for it on YouTubeTV. I'd be surprised if you wouldn't be able to stream it as it's airing from 8pm-9pm each night.
     
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